Registry Data Coordinator
Parrot, Verde (40+ years old)
How long have you worked at MFA?
Since July 2016
What do you do at MFA?
I help manage our Batch Upload system which allows Pet Pros in our Microchip Program to register pets in their community.
Did you grow up with animals?
Yes, I have been lucky enough to care for two rabbits, two parakeets, two cats, a dog, many chickens, and a few geese in my childhood both in my home and at my grandmother’s home in Puerto Rico.
What is your professional background?
From a young age, I have been driven to work within the non-profit sector and have been able to do so most of my professional life. After many years at a wildlife rescue center, I sharpened my customer service skills while working as a Sales Assistant for a Promotional Products Distributor.
What attracted you to this position?
First and foremost, having the ability to help animals across the US was a big attraction to joining the MFA team.
What do you wish other people knew about MFA?
I hope many Pet Owners and Pet Pros know that MFA is working in every facet to help animals live long and happy lives with their families. From spay/neuter to microchipping, MFA is in the trenches making a better future for Pets & their Families.
What are some of your strongest beliefs about animal welfare?
I strongly believe that education and Outreach help make us all better stewards/Caregivers for all living things, people or pets.
What would you tell someone who is thinking about getting involved in animal welfare?
Many hands make for light work. Do what you can with what you have and you are sure to make a difference you will be proud of.
What else can you tell me about animal welfare?
It’s an amazing way to spend your time – giving and helping another that may never be able to say “thank you” but you will surely see or feel the love & appreciation. Whether from a Pet Owner that’s been reunited with their loved pet or a pet that makes it to their forever home. Your hard work will make a difference.